Introducing GregW

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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone!

My name is Greg (like you couldn't figure that out from my username). I'm 33 years old, creeping up quickly on 34 in October. Born, raised and still living (sort of) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Went to school at the University of Western Ontario (for those that care).

I didn't do much travelling when I was a kid, but really caught the travel bug when I got a job with a consulting company in 1997. My work takes me all over North America, and I have gotten to spend some extended time (at least 3 weeks, sometimes over a year) in places like Montreal, Denver, San Francisco, St. Louis, San Antonio, Detroit and Columbus, Ohio as well as a few short trips to many other places. I am currently working in Atlanta, GA and commuting up to Toronto on the weekends to enjoy the stronger Canadian beer and cooler Canadian weather... :)

My first few trips abroad were to Caribean destinations (Cancun, Cuba) for all inclusive deals, but I found I liked being off the resort more than on. So I took 3 months off in early 2003 and travelled South America (with a stop in the Dominican Republic on the way back). I loved it so much, and am planning on doing more trips. My last big trip was to Costa Rica in March of 2004, and my next big trip planed is Tanzania, Africa in Jan of 2005. I am in training for my Kilimanjaro climb!

Nice to find this place. It looks great. I look forward to reading more great travel advice and stories and getting to know you all more.


2. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi Greg,

Welcome to TP!

Although my parents used to take me places when I was a kid, I feel that I really started travelling after I have a real job that pays so I can save money and spend it for travel, or I travel on business that is usually just to cities near my hometown.

I was born and has been living in tropical climate and I have only been out of tropical place once, to Japan, late October, and it was cold for me! I'm so tropical that I might wear too many layers of clothes if I visit Europe even in May or June...

See you around!


3. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi Greg, welcome!

Western huh? I'm not a Mustangs fan because they kept on beating my Alma Mater (Concordia in Montreal) whenever they played them in hockey tournaments, tee hee. ;)

I just have to say good luck on the Kilimanjaro climb! That is excellent!

Katie ;)

4. Posted by swoopdutch (Budding Member 11 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

hey greg

good to have u here dude

i can tell u love to travel.

kilimanjaro is on my things to do list, hope u have fun


5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the welcomes everyone. Really enjoying this forum right now, but it is making me wish I was off somewhere travelling! Kilimanjaro should be a blast - I will let you all know how it was once I get back.

Katie - sorry about my Mustangs beating your Stingers. Though, they haven't really been my Mustangs for a while now - I graduated back in 1995. When I was going to UWO, Steve Rucchin was the starting center!


6. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Welcome to TP.You will find this forum really interesting and informative too.
Wish you best of luck for your Killimanjaro climb.
Also wish you will travel to many other places around the world.

bye take care.

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Welcome GregW and we definitely want to see pics from that Kilimanjaro climb..... that's up there on my 'to do' list too :) That and at least ten other must dos!



8. Posted by shopgirl (Full Member 136 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey Greg welcome to the family

Had some friends who did the Kilamanjaro climb not so long ago, and another one who is doing the climb for charity in the next couple of months. It was very hard - you have to be fit and single minded I'm sure you'll find it really exciting, so please let us know how you get on, and we want pics

9. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

And this is for you, Greg!

Welcome to our 'new' TP!


10. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey keep finding all the buried threads, dont you??

Nice to meet you Greg...your name sounds familiar...been around TP lately?